Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/20/14

Nev Schulman, the star of the documentary “Catfish” and host of the similarly named TV show on MTV, says he will be working on the Manti Te’o girlfriend hoax story. I am working on finding out more about this @mteo_5 #Catfish story. I have been in contact with the woman involved and will get the truth. — Nev Schulman (@NevSchulman) January 17, 2013 We don’t know if Schulman is joking about the matter, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see him get involved. At the least, his tweet proves how far-reaching this story has become. “Catfishing,” is about to enter the American lexicon thanks to Wednesday’s affairs. The name refers to the practice of someone who creates a fake identity to deceive another person for purposes of an online relationship. Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick reference the term when defending Te’o as a victim in the hoax. Schulman hosts “Catfish: The TV Show,” in which he gets two people who have forged an online relationship to meet for the first time to see if one has been fooled or not. This story will only get more interesting. H/T Marcus Vanderberg Photo: Twitter/Nev Schulman The post Catfish’s Nev Schulman says he is working on Manti Te’o story appeared first on Larry Brown Sports. Related posts: Notre Dame AD Jack Swarbrick: Manti Te’o got call from dead girlfriend Manti Te’o, Notre Dame statements claim LB was victim of hoax

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3 Comments:
  • This trend of deceptive online relationships wouldn't be such an issue if it weren't for the simple fact that most of the people who get involved in these situations really prefer a fantasy over a real human relationship. Wake up - have a little faith and courage instead of being immature in your expectations and demands. See what happens if you are willing to overcome some of the challenges that real people bring to life.
  • If everyone would watch the movie "Catfish", a true story, then they will understand how simple it was to hoax Manti Te'o. It is an incredible movie and Nev Schulman is truly a genuine guy!!! He will get to the bottom of this.
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